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The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 22.0352 Friday, 16 December 2011
Date: December 15, 2011 4:07:53 PM EST
Subject: Re: Radio Show
I wrote amiss recently when I stated that Curt Tofteland is helping to start a Shakespeare Behind Bars type of program in Australia. Rather, he is working with a program already well-established. Here is that program's own story:
I might as well ask if anyone has surveyed the number of prison Shakespeare programs worldwide. I do recall an NPR segment last year about a production of R&J in a South African detention center. (I think it was a youth program.) I will also recommend the book released last year, Performing New Lives, a collection of essays edited by Jonathan Shaillor and Evelyn Ploumis-Devick.